From ‘miserable old git’ to new young stars

Tom Wrigglesworth - comedy to LBT comedy cellar - possible for listings
Tom Wrigglesworth - comedy to LBT comedy cellar - possible for listings

The Last Laugh Festival hits the ground running with an impressive first week’s line-up including three performances this weekend by Sheffield’s own Tom Wrigglesworth at The Greystones and the stage version of cult sci fi spoot The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy at the City Hall on Monday,

A self-confessed “miserable old git” since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his Forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sports car, Ed embraces middle age with open arms and gives out a clarion cry: “I am in my Forties. Hear Me Roar!” Hence the title of his new show Roaring Forties at the City Hall on Saturday.

The first of two Beer and Bangers nights at Whirlow Hall Farm when R David, Gary Delaney and Damo Clark will be performing in the barn with real ale and food from the famous Whirlow Barbecue as added attractions. Tickets are £22 ago to Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

Former Sheffield university student and teacher, now resident of Hathersage, Rob Rouse stops off on his new tour, Ride of Your Life, at the Lescar on Sunday.

Novelist and once one-quarter of the Mary Whitehouse Experience, Rob Newman delivers his New Theory of Evolution at the Memorial Hall on Wednesday and Jason Manford plays two nights at the City Hall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ardal O’Hanlon, Father Dougal Maguire himself, holds court in the Memorial Hall on Thursday, October 10.